Potp’s greatest shelf warmer?

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What will be potp’s greatest shelf warmer?

  1. Optimus primal

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  2. Optimus prime

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  3. Rodimus prime

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  4. Evil rodimus

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  5. Predaking

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  6. Starscream

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  7. Grimlock

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  8. Hungrr

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  9. Elita 1

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  10. Inferno

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  1. Murasame

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    I can't imagine Rodimus Unicronus to shelf warm. He's black. Black toys are always cooler than the rest by default.
     
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    Out the POTP toys I've ACTUALLY seen in person, it seems like Skrapnel is the one Legend nobody is buying, so he's an early contender.

    Otherwise, I'm with the consensus that thinks Inferno and Optimus Prime will stick around. Primal is probably going to move just out of novelty, both colors of Rodimus are going to appeal to collectors just well enough to not keep him around, and everyone else has decent odds. Prime, however, is really only going to appeal to people too cheap to buy MP-10 since there's been so damn many Primes lately, and Inferno is too little too late - unless he gets a combiner team he's going to be sort of like Cyclonus in that he's a body we kind of don't need for a character most people own already, and in Inferno's case his last mold looks way more like him.

    I guess I'm just bitter that they didn't use Inferno to make some kind of Car Robots throwback.
     
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    I would have preferred a big window chest G1 Looking Inferno/ Grapple combining or nt to a Hot Spotferno. Grapple holds a special spot to me in that I picked him up as a kid on a sick day that always remember, he represented that era and a certain place and time where we shopped and went a lot as our town was growing. I would like them to do him justice when or if they do him.
     
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    Tell that to poor CW leader Skywarp.
     
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    There's a good chance of this if Legacy Power Rangers toys are any sort of indicator...
     
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    I feel the same about Inferno, and when I saw he was another Hot Spot repaint I was very disappointed. If they are going to do Grapple I think we'll be lucky if they remold the ladder into a crane.
    At least, for people who can afford them, the masterpiece version of these two characters are simply phenomenal.
     
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    While I'm okay with POTP Starscream, I'm not quite sure I'm willing to have more of him in assorted colors...
     
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    I'm actually rather content with the Universe versions, myself.
     
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    His mission was to stay behind on the shelves to take care of the other toys being teleported into the people's shopping carts.
     
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    From what I am seeing already it is Starscream Cankle edition.
     
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    same here, and he JUST hit the area... *but i like him*
     
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    Based on the couple dozen Starscreams I saw while picking up my one versus the pair of Grimlocks and totally absent Leaders, I'm going with Starscream, but only because Shrapnel and Jazz aren't listed. Quite a few of those left as well.

    I thought the decals on Optimus were bad but I had to go through half of the available SS's to find just one that didn't look like it had been decaled by a starving squirrel.
     
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    This is pretty much my immediate response.




    Then it dawned on me that a Generations BW toy is getting released. And if history has ANY tendency of repeating itself, I'm placing my money on that one. Now if they decide to do Delta Magnus after Primal, then I'll be DOUBLY assured Primal will shelfwarm and get my Diaclone goodness cancelled.
     
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    I find it hard to make a prediction this early because even Alpha Trion disappeared from shelves (replaced by the line-wide Wave 3 Hell that affected the entire Titans Return line where most stores were stuck with that particular wave in most size classes for whatever reason for months).
     
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    That's really great of you, but I personally never knew anyone who owned a Pink Power Ranger. And with everyone hating on the Starscream figure, I can't imagine why anyone would want a redeco with a new head.

    I'm not saying that there is anything wrong with the fembots. Windblade and Chromia are both cool figures and I'm sure plenty of kids would love them. But I'm also sure there's a reason why Hasbro decided to change Prime Arcee's colors from pink to blue.
     
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    I really expect it'll be SG Rodimus. Kids have zero connection to the figure and , it's the higher, harder sell, price point. In all honesty I think they would have been better served with black Rodimus as a store exclusive and used the main retail slot to retool Rodimus into either Star Convoy or Starsaber
     
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    Same. I'd prefer if they were deluxe limbs for the voyager Tsarscream.
     
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    I think that will end up being a massive mistake for Hasbro. You make Skywarp and Thundercracker deluxes and suddenly people have a reason to buy them, Starscream, and Dreadwind/Blackwing to make King Starscream/Csarscream/Tyrannus.
     
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    Im already seeing pegs and pegs of just dreadwind
     
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    Sorry Starscream. But I already see your Shelfwarmer brothers already.
     

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